Nevada DMV Written Test Practice – License and Permit – 2021



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#1. Which of the following statements is false about making a good right turn?

To make safe and legal turns you must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic. Not only to pedestrians on a marked crosswalk (this was a false statement).


#2. When the yellow light above this sign is flashing, you must:

In school zones, the speed limit is either 15 or 25 mph. These speed limits are in effect on school days from half an hour before school begins to half an hour after school ends, unless otherwise posted. Some areas may use flashing yellow lights to tell you when the speed limit is in effect. These lights may be turned off during hours students are actually in classes. If so, the speed limit then reverts to that posted for non-school hours.


#3. You may never pass a vehicle which:

It is never safe to pass a vehicle which has stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross.


#4. Which pavement marking separates traffic traveling in opposite directions?

Yellow lines mark the center of a road and separate lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.


#5. You can make an allowed U-turn:

Never make a U-turn:

  • At or on a railroad crossing.
  • On a divided highway by crossing a dividing section, curb, strip of land, or two sets of double yellow lines.
  • Where you cannot see clearly 200 feet in each direction because of a curve, hill, rain, fog, or other reason.
  • Where a No U-turn sign is posted.
  • When other vehicles may hit you.
  • On a one-way street.
  • In front of a fire station. Never use a fire station driveway to turn your vehicle around.
  • In business districts. Areas with churches, apartments, multifamily housing units, and public buildings are also considered to be business districts. Turn only at an intersection, unless a sign prohibits it, or where openings are provided for turns.
  • Near a grade where there is less than 500 feet of visibility in both directions.

#6. When driving on a slippery surface such as snow or ice, you should:

The most important thing you need to do when driving in bad weather is slow down. Avoid sudden changes in speed or direction. Give other drivers plenty of space and pay special attention to the taillights on vehicles in front of you. Keep windows and windshield clear.


#7. You can park and leave your car:

You may not park your car within 30 feet of a traffic control signal, in front of a public or private driveway, or on a bridge. Unless prohibited by signs or curb markings, you may park 10 feet from the driveway entrance to a police station.


#8. A blind spot is the area of the road:

Blind spots are areas near the left and right rear corners of your vehicle that you cannot see in your mirrors. These blind spots can hide a motorcyclist or a bicyclist.

Remember to turn your head before changing lanes. Do not drive in another driver’s blind spot.

Study the illustration in your driver handbook.


#9. Which is true about signaling at freeway speeds?

Always signal at least 300 feet before you change lanes at freeway speeds.


#10. You should stop before railroad tracks and not cross them if:

Stop if you cannot pass the intersection without completely clearing the tracks. Wait until you have a clear view in both directions before you start across. Never stop on the tracks. Remember that a train cannot stop quickly or swerve out of the way. If you are on the tracks, you risk injury or death.


#11. At an uncontrolled intersection, a pedestrian has entered the crosswalk. In this situation, you should:

Pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections have the right-of-way over vehicles. A crosswalk exists anywhere two streets intersect, even at a T intersection. A crosswalk exists even if it is not painted or marked.


#12. If you double your speed from 30 mph to 60 mph:

The most important point for any driver to remember is that if you double your speed, say from 30 mph to 60 mph, your braking distance does not become twice as long, it becomes four times as far.


#13. You want to turn left in front of an oncoming motorcyclist who signals a right turn. You should:

Do not assume a motorcycle is turning when you see its turn signal flashing. Turn signals are not self-canceling on most motorcycles. Before you make a lane change or turn that depends on what path a motorcycle is taking, be sure you know what the motorcyclist is doing.


#14. A flashing yellow light means:

A flashing yellow signal light warns you to be careful. You do not need to stop for a flashing yellow light, but you must slow down and be especially alert before entering the intersection.


#15. Traffic signs with orange background show:

Orange is used for construction and maintenance warning. The signs are usually diamond shaped. They notify drivers of unusual or potentially dangerous conditions near work areas.


#16. If you run off the pavement, it is generally wrong to:

If your tire drops off the edge of the pavement onto the shoulder, do not try to swerve back onto the pavement because you may lose control of your vehicle.

Running off the highway can result in an extremely serious single-vehicle crash. This type of accident accounts for a high number of fatalities in Nevada. Driver fatigue, inattention and speeding are all major factors in these crashes. If your vehicle drifts onto the shoulder or if you are forced off the road:

  • Stay calm.
  • Take your foot off the accelerator. If you brake, do so carefully.
  • Grip the steering wheel firmly.
  • Do not try to swerve back onto the pavement. Instead, stay on the shoulder until you have your vehicle completely under control and gently ease back onto the road.

#17. Owners of motor vehicles in Nevada must have at least the minimum amount of liability insurance. The amount for injury of three persons is:

The minimum coverage is

  • $25,000 for bodily injury or death of one person in any one accident
  • $50,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more persons in any one accident
  • $20,000 for injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.

#18. Which is true about alcohol?

Alcohol is a mind-altering drug that works as a sedative. It changes the way you think and act. It affects judgment and coordination.


#19. This lane control signal (a steady yellow X) means:

These signals allow lanes to be used by traffic from different directions at different times. A down green arrow means drivers are allowed to drive the posted speed limit in the lane below the green arrow. A red X means drivers cannot drive in the lane under the red X. A yellow X with CAUTION means drivers can use the lane under the yellow X. There could be slow traffic or potential debris in the lane so drivers should exercise caution. A yellow X with MERGE means the lane is ending and the driver should prepare to safely merge into another open lane. Symbols can be used without word messages in other states.


#20. An emergency vehicle with activated lights and sirens approaches from behind. You must yield the right-of-way by:

The right-of-way must be given to emergency vehicles approaching from any direction when they are sounding a siren or using their flashing lights. You must immediately drive to the right side of the road clear of any intersection, and stop until the emergency vehicle has passed.


#21. Near schools, watch for:

Near schools, you should be extra careful and look for: bicyclists, school crossing guards, stopped school buses, and children crossing the street.


#22. You are following a large vehicle. It approaches an intersection and signals left but moves out to the right. What is the best thing to do?

Avoid the squeeze play! Large commercial truck and bus drivers sometimes need to swing wide to the left in order to safely make a right turn or swing wide to the right to safely make a left turn. They cannot see cars directly behind or beside them. Trying to squeeze between a commercial vehicle and the curb is an invitation to disaster!


#23. The criminal penalties for a second DUI conviction within seven years include a jail sentence or residential confinement of:

Second DUI offense within 7 years:

  • Driver’s license revoked for one year which may include the time served in the administrative revocation at the judge’s discretion.
  • Jail sentence or residential confinement of 10 days to 6 months
  • Fine of $750 to $1,000
  • 100 to 200 hours of community service
  • Possible vehicle registration suspension
  • May be ordered to attend a program of treatment or be placed under clinical supervision of a treatment facility for up to one year

#24. You must use your headlights between:

Legally, you must use your headlights from a half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise. Headlights are also required because of insufficient light and anytime persons or vehicles cannot be clearly seen at a distance of 1,000 feet.


#25. The safest place in your car is generally:

The back seat generally is the safest place in the car. Place young children in the back seat. Older children may ride in the front if necessary, but the vehicle seat should be moved back as far as possible.

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Nevada DMV Written Test

Quick facts about your DMV driver’s license and learner’s permit test in Nevada:

  Number of Questions: 25
  Correct answers needed: 20
  Passing score: 80 percent
  Time limit: None
  Earliest retest upon failure:

500+ Nevada DMV Written Test Questions

This practice test for a Nevada Driver License or Learner’s Permit has 25 questions. Each set of questions is randomly drawn from a pool of more than 500 DMV questions. It gives you a lot of chances to check your knowledge and if you are ready for the real DMV examination or not.

After each question, there is a quick feedback that tells you your answer was correct or not. If you made a mistake, there is also brief explanation that explains the correct answer.

The test is specifically designed to help you pass the Nevada written DMV exam, which means that answers are not always applicable to other states.

Please note that this is not an official DMV home test. Nevada DMV does not offer knowledge testing from the comfort of your home and is not associated with Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NVDMV).

The Official NVDMV Written Test

The official knowledge test for a learner’s permit or Nevada Driver License has 25 questions about road rules, Nevada traffic laws, and safe driving. You need 20 correct answer to pass the test. That is passing score of 80%.

The test has less road sign questions than in other states. It focuses more on road rules and Nevada laws. All questions are based on the information in the Nevada Driver’s Handbook .

There is no time limit on the test, which means you should take your time and carefully read all questions and answer alternatives. When you see “All of the above” as the last choice, you must be aware that more than one alternative can be correct.

Expect the test to take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

You typically take the test on a computer with audio support. The test is available only in English and Spanish. If you aren’t fluent in any of these two languages, you can be allowed to use an interpreter, but remember that you may bring only an approved interpreter and you must pay for the interpreter yourself. If you have difficulties managing a computerized test, you may ask for an oral examination.

Should you fail the written test the first time, you may, at the discretion of the examiner, be allowed to take it again the same day. DMV charges an additional fee for every retest.

Is the Nevada Written DMV Test Hard?

The failure rate on the Nevada DMV test is approximately 40%. More than 1 out of 3 first-time test takers fail the exam.

This is more than in many other states, but with the right preparations you can pass the test.

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Drivers under 18 Years Must Complete a Driver Education Course

In general, you must complete a driver education course if you are under 18 years and apply for your first driver license. You may take courses offered by a public or private high school or a DMV-licensed professional drive school.

You can enroll when you turn 15 years, and you have three options:

  • Attend a classroom course and complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete an online course and 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience; or
  • Complete 100 hours of driving experience. This option applies only if a classroom course is not offered within a 30-mile radius of your residence and you do not have access to the internet.

The Nevada Driver’s Handbook will be provided when you start your driver education, but we recommend that you get a copy ahead of the course and familiarize yourself with the content. You can get a copy at any DMV office or download a PDF-version of the handbook online .

Nevada Driver License

Full License at 16 Years

To apply for a full Nevada Driver’s License, you must be at least 16 years old and you must have held a valid instruction permit for at least six months. During the six months before you apply, you cannot have any at-fault crashes, moving violation convictions, or alcohol/drug convictions of any kind.

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